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NATIONAL SURVEY of 1,000 likely voters

Wednesday, February 1, 2006


Crosstabs 1

Crosstabs 2

Daily Snapshot


1* How would you rate the job George W. Bush has been doing as President… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?


                                32% strongly approve

                                17% somewhat approve

                                11% somewhat disapprove

                                39% strongly disapprove

                                  1% not sure


2* Generally speaking, do you feel things in this country are going in the right direction or have they gotten off on the wrong track?


34% right direction

60% wrong track

  7% not sure


            3* if the 2006 elections for Congress were held today, would you vote for the Republican from your district or the Democrat?


                                37% Republican

                                45% Democrat

                                  4% some other candidate

14% not sure


4* Now…I’m going to read you a short list of issues…for each, please let me know who you trust more on that issue...the President or Democrats in Congress:



Situation in Iraq

The Economy

Health Care



The President





Democrats in Congress





Not sure






5* How would you rate the President’s State of the Union speech…excellent, good, fair, or poor?


27% excellent

26% good

26% fair

20% poor

                                  1% not sure


6* Today, where have you received the most information about the President’s speech…newspapers, television, radio, the Internet, or family, friends and co-workers?


                20% newspapers

                53% television

                13% radio

                  9% the Internet

                  4% family, friends and co-workers

  2% not sure


7* In six months, do you believe gasoline prices will be higher, lower, or about the same?


                53% higher

                10% lower

                34% about the same

  3% not sure


8* Do you favor or oppose the President’s plans for development of alternative energy sources?


                                69% favor

                                14% oppose

17% not sure


9* How likely is it that most American soldiers will be out of Iraq by the end of 2006?


  7% very likely

                                15% somewhat likely

                                46% not very likely

                                29% not at all likely

                                  3% not sure


10* Do you favor or oppose the President’s plans to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons?


60% favor

                                17% oppose

23% not sure


11* How likely is it that the United States will be fighting a war with Iran during the next year?


22% very likely

                                31% somewhat likely

                                30% not very likely

                                  6% not at all likely

                                11% not sure


12* President Bush has indicated that the United States will not support the new Palestinian Government until it acknowledges the right of Israel to exist.  Do you agree or disagree with the President on this issue?


                65% agree

                21% disagree

11% not sure


NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3.0 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.